Welcome to our brand new weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Sunday, we'll post up Breaking Muscle's top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.


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#1 - Got Knee Pain? Fix Your Tracking in the Squat and Lunge

By Dr. John Rusin


One simple fix can clean up a majority of faulty squat and lunge patterns better than anything else I’ve used in my career. The way you use the body’s most powerful muscles to position the rest of your lower extremity will translate into positional and performance success.




#2 - The Formula for a Successful CrossFit Gym

By Patrick McCarty


There are now more than 10,000 CrossFit gyms around the globe and counting. But a few elite boxes have percolated to the top of the pack, created a movement, and continued to thrive even as the market has become crowded with competitors. That's because they have figured out the formula.




#3 - Save Hours and Dollars: Streamline Your Meal Prep

By Kalli Youngstrom


If we don’t plan ahead and make nutrition a priority, it quickly gets put on the back burner, despite our good intentions. Having a plan and preparing your food in advance is crucial, so let’s plan for success. It starts with meal prep.




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Photo courtesy of John Rusin.